Two charged with obstruction after Terre Haute death


Authorities say two women told investigators they were trying to clean up their Terre Haute home's basement before police were called about the death of a man found there wrapped in a blanket and a tarp.

The women face obstruction of justice charges, but no one has yet been arrested for causing the death of 32-year-old Ronald Arrowsmith.

The Tribune-Star reports court documents say the 53-year-old woman heard gunshots on Friday and found her 33-year-old daughter and Arrowsmith's body in the basement.

The younger woman told police that other people were in the house before she suffered a head injury that left her unconscious for a while. Police say the women tried to clean up blood stains and threw away shell casings before Arrowsmith's girlfriend came looking for him.

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